Operable On More Than One System Patents (Class 455/552.1)
  • Patent number: 11399323
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for non-access stratum (NAS) message processing during handover are provided. The method includes the steps of sending a first message to a radio access network node, wherein the first message including a non-access stratum (NAS) message, and receiving a second message from the radio access network node, wherein the second message comprising the NAS message and cause information indicating a handover is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongzhuo Zhang, Yong Qiu, Ying Huang, Qiang Wang
  • Patent number: 11394409
    Abstract: A circuit component may determine whether first signal indicative of at least one of the plurality of communication interface circuits accessing the FEM during a respective communication slot associated with the FEM has been received, determine a first Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) value for the respective communication slot used by the FEM based on data associated with the respective communication slot, and store the first RSSI value in response to the first signal not being received. The circuit component may then determine a first gain for a subsequent slot based on the first RSSI value and discard the first RSSI value in response to the first signal being received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farouk Belghoul, Tideya Kella, Ehsan Haghani
  • Patent number: 11394428
    Abstract: According to one embodiment a circuit comprises a supply pin operable to receive a supply voltage, a non-volatile memory for storing one or more parameters, and a Near Field Communication (NFC) transceiver that is operable to receive data representing the one or more parameters. The circuit is operable to deactivate the NFC transceiver in response to receiving the supply voltage at the supply pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Doris Keitel-Schulz, Renate Angelika Muehlbauer, Matthias Schneider, Qi Zhu, Dieter Zipprick
  • Patent number: 11395065
    Abstract: An audio device, an audio system, and an audio processing method that implement noise (echo) cancellation techniques are provided. The audio device includes a primary microphone(s) that is arranged closer to a desired sound source and configured to collect first audio signals containing more of target audio signals. In addition to the primary microphone(s), an auxiliary microphone(s) is arranged away from the desired sound source and configured to collect second audio signals containing less of the target audio signals. A microcontroller is configured to process the first audio signals and the second audio signals to generate a data stream. An encoding scheme(s) is implemented in encoding the audio signals, optionally with to-be-played audio signals outputted to a loudspeaker, into the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KIKAGO LIMITED
    Inventor: Chao Zhou
  • Patent number: 11395355
    Abstract: A method for controlling a connection procedure for a terminal device requesting a radio connection to a cell supported by network infrastructure equipment in a wireless telecommunication system, the method comprising: determining, at the terminal device, that a request to connect to the cell supported by the network infrastructure equipment is to be made, establishing, at the terminal device, application information relating to an operating context for the terminal device: transmitting a connection request message from the terminal device to the network infrastructure equipment, wherein the connection request message comprises a request for the terminal device to connect to the cell and an indication of the application information; and determining, at the network infrastructure equipment, whether to allow the request for the terminal device to connect to the cell based, at least in part, on the application information received by the network infrastructure equipment from the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11388640
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for enhanced user equipment (UE) capability exchange for transitioning a connection from a first radio access technology system to a second radio access technology system. An exemplary method performed by a UE includes communicating with a first base station (BS) via a connection of a first radio access technology (RAT), determining, based on the first RAT, to omit a set of capabilities of the UE from capabilities information of the UE regarding a second RAT, transmitting the capabilities information of the UE regarding the second RAT to the first BS via the first RAT, communicating with a second BS via the second RAT according to the capabilities information, and sending an update of the capabilities information of the UE regarding the second RAT via the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muralidharan Murugan, Sitaramanjaneyulu Kanamarlapudi
  • Patent number: 11380968
    Abstract: A transmit/receive switching assembly includes a symmetrical PIN diode-based switch to selectively connect an antenna port to one of a transmit port and a receive port, transmit bias control circuitry that receives a first bias control signal, receive bias control circuitry that receives a second bias control signal, and shunt bias control circuitry coupled between the symmetrical PIN diode-based switch and a reference node. The first and second bias control signals are simultaneously and oppositely switchable between first and second voltage values and together configured to operate the switch between a transmit mode where RF signal flow is enabled from the transmit port to the antenna port and isolation is provided between the antenna port and the receive port, and a receive mode where RF signal flow is enabled from the antenna port to the receive port and isolation is provided between the antenna port and the transmit port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Mark Puente, Chi Nang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11374883
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for providing presence-based communications in a controlled environment. In an embodiment, a presence management system monitors communication status information related to communication devices within a controlled facility as well as communication device external to the controlled facility. Communication statuses indicate the availability of users to receive certain types of communications, such as, for example, video conferencing, audio calls, and/or textual messages. In an embodiment, an inmate of the controlled environment can view communication statuses of external individuals. The presence management system informs the inmate of the availability of the external individuals and facilitates communications between the inmates and external individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 11368174
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an RF frontend IC device includes a first RF transceiver to transmit and receive RF signals within a first frequency band and a second RF transceiver to transmit and receive RF signals within a second frequency band that is different than the first frequency band. The RF frontend IC device further includes a converter and a multi-band local oscillator (LO) generator to provide LO signals to the converter. The multi-band LO generator includes a phase-lock loop (PLL) circuit operating at a PLL operating frequency, wherein the PLL operating frequency is outside of the first frequency band and the second frequency band. The multi-band LO generator also includes multiple frequency multipliers coupled to the PLL circuit to upscale the PLL operating frequency and to generate an LO signal having a frequency within a predetermined proximity from the frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SWIFTLINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Yu Huang, Thomas Chen
  • Patent number: 11363512
    Abstract: A wireless network environment includes communication management hardware, a wireless base station, a core network, and multiple remote networks. The communication management hardware monitors traffic associated with first radio access technology and second radio access technology supported by the wireless base station. The monitored traffic is conveyed through a core network such as from the wireless base station to the remote networks or from the remote networks to the wireless base station. The controller produces control information to convey the traffic through the core network between the wireless base station and multiple remote networks. Based on the control information, the communication management hardware controls conveyance of the monitored traffic through the core network depending on whether the traffic is associated with first radio access technology or second radio access technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Saran Khalid, Perwaiz Akhtar
  • Patent number: 11362626
    Abstract: A high frequency amplifier circuit includes an input terminal and an output terminal, transmission power amplifiers (11L, 11H) that amplify a high frequency signal in first and second frequency bands, each of which is a part of a communication band, at equal to or higher than a prescribed amplification factor, respectively, switches (21, 31) that exclusively switch connection between the input terminal, the transmission power amplifier (11L), and the output terminal, and connection between the input terminal, the transmission power amplifier (11H), and the output terminal, and a transmission filter that is connected between the output terminal and the switch (31) and has a communication band as a pass band, the first frequency band including a frequency band other than the second frequency band, the second frequency band including a frequency band other than the first frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Ono
  • Patent number: 11363597
    Abstract: A method of managing carrier aggregation for a multi-radio access technology (RAT) wireless transmitter/receiver unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The method may include: receiving, by the WRTU over a primary channel associated with a RAT of a first type, provisioning information for provisioning a supplementary channel associated with a RAT of a second type; establishing the supplementary channel associated with the RAT of the second type based on the received provisioning information; and wirelessly exchanging, by the WRTU, first data associated with a communication over the primary channel via the RAT of the first type, while wireless exchanging second data associated with the communication over the supplementary channel via the RAT of the second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11362443
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device. The electronic device according to an embodiment includes a plurality of antennas, and a communication circuit electrically connected with the plurality of antennas. The communication circuit includes a plurality of circuits receiving a signal in a first band and is configured to simultaneously receive the signal in the first band through two or more circuits of the plurality of circuits from two or more antennas, which are positioned adjacent to each other, from among the plurality of antennas. The number of the plurality of antennas is the same as the number of plurality of circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Young Ju Kim, Jong Hyuk Kim, Sung Chul Park
  • Patent number: 11356215
    Abstract: A system and method for allocating network resources are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the system and method are configured to perform: receiving a resource allocation message indicative of a plurality of resource groups allocated for a signal; and transmitting the signal using a portion of the plurality of resource groups, wherein, in a frequency domain, the portion of the plurality of resource groups presents a hopping pattern comprising at least a first hopping path that is associated with a first plurality of increasing frequency spacings and a second hopping path that is associated with a second plurality of decreasing frequency spacings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kun Liu, Bo Dai, Xianming Chen, Weiwei Yang, Huiying Fang
  • Patent number: 11350357
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selecting a communication network by a node of an Out of Band Control Channel Network (OBCCN) for use by a User Equipment (UE) are described. One or more communication networks that are available to provide service to the UE may be determined. The node of the OBCCN may select the communication network out of the communication networks that are available. The node of the OBCCN may provide control information to the UE for connecting to the communication network that was selected. The OBCCN may be operated independently from one or more Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) associated with the one or more communication networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Telcom Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Rajendra Singh
  • Patent number: 11337175
    Abstract: In a slice management device 10, a storage request accepting unit 11 acquires correspondence information in which a service, a slice, and tracking areas are associated with each other. A presence-in-area identifying unit 13 identifies a presence-in-area status of a UE 130. An assignment unit 14 assigns a slice corresponding to a service used by the UE 130 and tracking areas represented by the correspondence information. In this case, the slice management device 10 assigns a slice to a service in accordance with the presence-in-area status of the UE 130, and accordingly, a slice assigned to the service can be dynamically changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimojou, Shigeru Iwashina, Masayoshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11330616
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a scheduling method, a data transmission method, and an apparatus, and relate to the field of communications technologies, so as to resolve a problem that an existing LTE system does not support a new type of terminal. The scheduling method includes: sending, by a base station, downlink control information DCI to a first-type terminal, where the DCI includes scheduling information used to instruct the first-type terminal to send uplink data by using a first-mode frame format; the first-mode frame format includes at least one uplink subframe, and each uplink subframe includes at least one first-mode frame format symbol; and duration of the first-mode frame format symbol is at least four times of duration of a second-mode frame format symbol, and the second-mode frame format symbol is a single carrier frequency division multiple access SC-FDMA symbol in an LTE system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhuan Xia
  • Patent number: 11323952
    Abstract: A method for multiple attachment of a mobile terminal to access points of a plurality of access points to at least one cellular network. The method is implemented by the terminal and includes: reception of messages diffused by access points of the plurality of access points, including an identifier relating to the pertaining of a resource used by the respective access point, called a GRP identifier, to a shared risk group; first attachment of the terminal to a first access point of the plurality of access points; and second attachment of the terminal to a second access point of the plurality of access points, selected according to the GRP identifier thereof and the GRP identifier of the first access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Charles Hartmann, Antoine Mouquet
  • Patent number: 11316254
    Abstract: A multicell access method using beamforming in a wireless communication system is provided. In the method for operating a terminal, an access procedure for accessing a first base station using a first antenna and accessing a second base station using a second antenna is performed. Communication with the first base station is performed using the first antenna. Communication with the second base station is performed using the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Jin Kim, Yung-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 11317294
    Abstract: A radio device (100) receives a radio transmission on a carrier frequency. While receiving the radio transmission, the radio device (100) transmits an indication that the carrier frequency is in use by the radio transmission to the radio device (100). This indication may then be used by a further radio device (10, 11) for controlling a radio transmission to the radio device (100), e.g., by deciding whether, when, or how to use the carrier frequency for this radio transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gabor Fodor, Osama Al-Saadeh
  • Patent number: 11310706
    Abstract: This document discloses a solution for providing a terminal device with one or more candidate cells for link setup. A network node providing the candidate cell(s) may compute a validity window for each candidate cell and indicate the validity window(s) to the terminal device. The terminal device may then perform the link setup with a candidate cell within the respective validity window of the candidate cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jeroen Wigard, István Zsolt Kovacs
  • Patent number: 11290225
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the present invention, disclosed is an electronic device comprising: a first antenna element configured so as to transmit and receive a signal of a first frequency band or a second frequency band; a second antenna element configured so as to transmit and receive the signal of the first frequency band or the second frequency band; a first RF block electrically connected to the first antenna element and the second antenna element and including a first transmission and reception circuit and a second transmission and reception circuit; an RF reception circuit for receiving the signal of the first frequency band or the second frequency band from the first antenna element or the second antenna element; and a transceiver, wherein the first transmission and reception circuit processes the signal of the first frequency band or the second frequency band, the second transmission and reception circuit processes the signal of the first frequency band or the second frequency band, and th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Seung Kim, Young Ju Kim, Jung Joon Kim, Sung Chul Park
  • Patent number: 11281786
    Abstract: An information handling system includes an endpoint device and a service processor. The endpoint device is configured to share a passphrase with the service processor via shared memory architecture transfer mechanism. The service processor is configured generate the sent hash of a message; encrypt the message, the sent hash, and the nonce value using the passphrase to form an encrypted message; and transmit the encrypted message to the endpoint device over a sideband interface. The storage controller is further configured to decrypt the encrypted message using the passphrase to obtain the message, the sent hash, and the nonce value; compare the nonce value to a counter to determine if the nonce value is an old nonce value; calculate an observed hash of the message; and accept the message when the nonce value is not an old nonce value and the observed hash matches the received hash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Dambal, Chandrashekar Nelogal, Marshal Savage, Choudary Maddukuri
  • Patent number: 11272489
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed from the perspective of a first device. In one embodiment, the method includes the first device receiving a configuration, from a network node, of a first sidelink resource pool without any Physical Sidelink Feedback Channel (PSFCH) resource. The method further includes the first device receiving a first sidelink grant transmitted, configured, or scheduled by the network node, wherein the first sidelink grant schedules or indicates at least a first sidelink resource in the first sidelink resource pool. Furthermore, the method includes the first device expecting or considering that the first sidelink grant provides no Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource for reporting Sidelink (SL) Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Che Li, Li-Chih Tseng, Chun-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 11272563
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate indication of support for communication protocols. In particular, certain wireless systems that use handover may use selective proprietary protocol support indication removal. A method can include determining protocol support based on a first configuration received from the source access node. The method can also include determining whether to continue, after a handover, using a proprietary protocol based on whether a first configuration remains unchanged. The method can further include using or ceasing from using the proprietary protocol based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: John Harris, Antti Matti Juhani Kuurne, Patrycja Bukowiecka
  • Patent number: 11272415
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for handover of a UE (100) from a source node (20, 30) connected to a first core network (50, 60) to a target node (20, 30) connected to a second core network (50, 60). The UE (100) receives, from the source node (20, 30), a mobility command including an indication of the radio access technology (RAT) used by the target node (20, 30) and a message container containing configuration information for the target node (20, 30). The UE (100) further determines, based on the indication of the RAT used by the target node (20, 30), whether to treat the handover as an inter-RAT handover or as an intra-RAT handover with a core network change, and performs a radio resource control procedure for one of an inter-RAT handover or an intra-RAT handover with a core network change based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Lian Araujo, Patrik Rugeland, Oumer Teyeb
  • Patent number: 11265028
    Abstract: A radio frequency module includes a first transmission power amplifier configured to amplify a radio frequency signal of a first communication band, a second transmission power amplifier configured to amplify a radio frequency signal of a second communication band, and a module board which includes a first principal surface and a second principal surface on opposite sides of the module board, and on which the first transmission power amplifier and the second transmission power amplifier are mounted. The first transmission power amplifier is disposed on the first principal surface, and the second transmission power amplifier is disposed on the second principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanori Uejima
  • Patent number: 11251859
    Abstract: A reconfigurable, multi-band hybrid beamforming architecture is introduced. The present invention is related to a Cartesian-Combining architecture to efficiently implement RF beamforming for a single downconversion chain employing direct downconversion in which the Cartesian-Combining architecture is extended to hybrid beamforming and to heterodyne downconversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jeyanandh Paramesh, Susnata Mondal
  • Patent number: 11240864
    Abstract: Configurations are described for maintaining a continuity and quality of wireless signal connection between a mobile device and systems accessible through the internet. In particular, configurations are disclosed to address the challenge of a mobile device that moves through a physical environment wherein the best wireless connectivity performance is achieved by switching between available connection sources and constantly evaluating a primary connection with other available connections that may be switched in to become a new primary connection. The mobile device may be self-propelled or carried by some other mobilizing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Blue Ocean Robotics ApS
    Inventor: Blaise Laurent Patrick Gassend
  • Patent number: 11228327
    Abstract: A radio frequency module includes a first transmission power amplifier configured to amplify a radio frequency signal of a first communication band, a second transmission power amplifier configured to amplify a radio frequency signal of a second communication band, and a module board which includes a first principal surface and a second principal surface on opposite sides of the module board, and on which the first transmission power amplifier and the second transmission power amplifier are mounted. The first transmission power amplifier is disposed on the first principal surface, and the second transmission power amplifier is disposed on the second principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanori Uejima
  • Patent number: 11229075
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications. In some aspects, a wireless communications device may determine that the wireless communications device is hardware capable of supporting DSDA operation, where the wireless communications device is a DR-DSDS wireless communications device that is configured for at least one of UL CA or MIMO operation. In some aspects, the wireless communications device may operate as a DSDA wireless communications device based at least in part on determining that the wireless communications device is hardware capable of supporting DSDA operation. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaodong Zhu, Fei Lu
  • Patent number: 11223666
    Abstract: A system to provide second generation (2G) voice services over internet protocol, the system including: a voice gateway (VGW) including a 2G stack to communicate control plane information and user plane information with a 2G user terminal (UT) via a circuit-switched network without modifications to the 2G-UT, an Iu-CS IP stack, and a relay to map the control plane information between the 2G stack and the Iu-CS IP stack, and vice-versa; a mobile switching center (MSC), connected to the VGW via the Iu-CS IP stack, to manage and establish the voice services between the 2G-UT and a public switched telephone network (PSTN) based on the mapped control plane information; and a media gateway (MGW) connected to the VGW via the Iu-CS IP stack, where the MGW communicates the user plane information between the 2G-UT and the PSTN after the MSC 2-G UT vocoder, e.g. AMBE, has established voice services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Channasandra Ravishankar, Gaguk Zakaria
  • Patent number: 11211911
    Abstract: Examples of a capacitive-coupled bandpass filter include a plurality of coupling capacitors connected in series along a signal path extending between an input contact and an output contact, a first harmonic suppression notch circuit configured to provide a first harmonic suppression notch in a frequency response of the capacitive-coupled bandpass filter, and a second harmonic suppression notch circuit configured to provide a second harmonic suppression notch in the frequency response of the capacitive-coupled bandpass filter. The first harmonic suppression notch circuit includes a first pair of series L/C resonators connected in shunt between the signal path and a reference potential, and the second harmonic suppression notch circuit includes a second pair of series L/C resonators connected in shunt between the signal path and the reference potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Dongjin Jung, Hanseung Lee, Weimin Sun
  • Patent number: 11211344
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a frequency based integrated circuit that selectively filters out unwanted bands or regions of interfering frequencies utilizing one or more tunable notch or bandpass filters or tunable low or high pass filters capable of operating across multiple frequencies and multiple bands in noisy RF environments. The tunable filters are fabricated within the same integrated circuit package as the associated frequency based circuitry, thus minimizing R, L, and C parasitic values, and also allowing residual and other parasitic impedance in the associated circuitry and IC package to be absorbed and compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: pSemi Corporation
    Inventors: William R. Smith, Jaroslaw Adamski, Dan William Nobbe, Edward Nicholas Comfoltey, Jingbo Wang
  • Patent number: 11206530
    Abstract: To enable quick execution of pairing among devices with saving user's effort when grouping three or more communication devices. Group list information indicating a device selected as a device capable of wireless communication and as a device capable of corresponding to a group that performs communication is generated or acquired. For example, a master device generates the group list information and a slave device receives and acquires the group list information. Then, pairing processing of setting a own device and a communication device indicated in the group list information to be wireless communication targets to each other is performed by reference to the group list information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11200775
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to gaming machines, systems, and methods. As an example, a method is disclosed that includes enabling a user to interact with a game of chance via a user interface device of the electronic gaming machine, storing an amount of credit available for the player to play the game of chance in a credit meter, presenting the amount of credit available to the user via the user interface device, providing information from the credit meter to a wireless communication assembly, and transmitting, with the wireless communication assembly, the information from the credit meter to a game management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Fayez Idris, Stefan Keilwert, Sven Aurich, David Froy, Jr., Michael Russ, David Small, Yue Hang Tang
  • Patent number: 11195392
    Abstract: Improved systems and techniques are disclosed for controlling the security states of anti-theft security systems such as product display assemblies using security fobs. The tasks relating to fob authentication are offloaded to a computer system, and these authentications can be based on identifiers for the different security fobs. The computer system can maintain a list of identifiers for authorized security fobs that is easily updated when new security fobs are added to or existing security fobs are de-authorized from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Mobile Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Logan Blaser, Kristopher Wendell Schatz, Hunter Anderson Wylie
  • Patent number: 11197150
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication scheme and system for the convergence of a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transfer rate after the 4G system and the IoT technology. The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services (e.g., a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart car or connected car, healthcare, digital education, retain business, security and safety-related service) based on the 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology. The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for supporting a profile transfer between terminals and methods and apparatus for supporting easy use of a communication product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kangjin Yoon, Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Sangsoo Lee, Hyewon Lee, Jinkyu Han, Sujung Kang, Youngsun Ryu
  • Patent number: 11196611
    Abstract: Various technologies for communicating with systems that communicate using an unknown communications protocol are described herein. A transceiver intercepts a plurality of communications exchanged between two or more transceivers on a communications network. Pattern-recognition algorithms are executed over the plurality of communications, and features of an unknown communications protocol that governs the communications between the two or more transceivers are inferred based upon output of the pattern-recognition algorithms. A communication is formatted based upon the inferred features of the unknown communications protocol, and the communication transmitted to one or more systems on the communications network by way of the transceiver. The communication at least partially conforms to the unknown communications protocol, and so may be interpreted by systems on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Silpan M. Patel, Peter A. Knee
  • Patent number: 11184038
    Abstract: Disclosed are an antenna circuit, a coupling module for antenna switching, and a wireless communication device. The antenna circuit includes: an antenna, a coupling module and at least two communication modules, wherein the coupling module is electrically connected to the at least two communication modules and is capable of realizing signal transmission with the antenna, so that the at least two communication modules are capable of sharing the antenna at the same time and the at least two communication modules do not interfere with each other while sharing the antenna at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fengpeng Liu, Dongmei Liu
  • Patent number: 11172412
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device. The electronic device may include a first modem supporting communication for a first cellular network, a second modem supporting communication for a second cellular network, a processor electrically coupled to the first modem and the second modem, and a memory electrically coupled to the processor and including instructions, and the instructions, when executed by the processor, may cause the processor to perform an operation associated with a radio interface layer (RIL) corresponding to both the first modem and the second modem, and to acquire control information generated by the second modem via a control path connecting the first modem and the RIL. Moreover, various embodiment found through the present disclosure are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Gyo Bae, Hye Jeong Kim
  • Patent number: 11159948
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises a controller configured to operate in an access point (AP) mode. The apparatus also includes a processing device. The processing device is configured to transmit a signal to one or more stations (STAs) to prevent the one or more STAs from using a frequency band. The frequency band is shared by the one or more STAs and a radio. The processing device is also configured to detect that the frequency band is available for use by at least one STA of the one or more STAs to transmit uplink signals to the controller without interfering with the radio; and in response, transmit a trigger frame to the at least one STA to schedule the at least one STA to transmit the uplink signals to the controller using the frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Rajendra Kumar Gundu Rao
  • Patent number: 11134525
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of the Internet of Vehicles and discloses a data sending method and device. In one example, the method includes: receiving scheduling information sent by a first serving cell, where the scheduling information carries at least a second serving cell identifier of a second serving cell and an available device to device D2D transmission resource in the second serving cell; performing cell synchronization with the second serving cell based on the second serving cell identifier; and sending device to device D2D data on the available D2D transmission resource in the second serving cell according to the scheduling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Yu, Mingchao Li, Jiezuo Zhu, Guanglin Han
  • Patent number: 11134534
    Abstract: An apparatus includes multiple radio-frequency (RF) circuits, a number of Bluetooth (BT) cores and a processor. The BT cores are coupled to the plurality of RF circuits. The processor is coupled to the BT cores to control operations of the RF circuits and the BT cores. The RF circuits, the BT cores and the processor are implemented as a system on a chip (SoC). Controlling the operations of the RF circuits and the BT cores can be performed by controlling register spaces associated with the RF circuits and the BT cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Shawn Ding, Chikan Kwan, Hea Joung Kim, David Lee Recker, Brandon Bongkee Bae, Yuan Zhuang, Guoxin Xie, Seema B. Anand, John S. Walley
  • Patent number: 11134477
    Abstract: As part of carrier assignment and configuration for multicarrier wireless communications, a single uplink (UL) primary carrier may provide control information for multiple concurrent downlink (DL) carriers. Optionally, control information for each DL carrier may be transmitted over paired UL carriers. Carrier switching of UL and/or DL carriers, including primary and anchor carriers, may occur during normal operation or during handover, and may occur in only the UL or only the DL direction. A unidirectional handover is performed when only an UL carrier or only a DL carrier is switched as part of a handover. Switching of UL and/or DL carriers may be from one component carrier or a subset of carriers to another component carrier, another subset of carriers, or all carriers in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang, Jin Wang, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 11129101
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and mobile telecommunication devices configured to operate within a cellular telecommunication network using multiple wireless communication services or technologies. Methods may include obtaining, by a mobile telecommunication device, its current location. The mobile telecommunication device may then determine, such as from a stored record or from an internet or telecommunication network link, which particular wireless communication services are available in a local area of the cellular telecommunication network. The mobile telecommunication device may then modify operation of its transceiver equipment for the wireless communication services, such as by activating the transceiver equipment if the wireless communication service is available, or reducing power usage, such as beaconing, for a wireless communication service that is not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Cameron Byrne
  • Patent number: 11129059
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a UE. Further, the apparatus may be configured to determine that content is available for reception based on broadcast context information. In an aspect, the apparatus may be in an idle or inactive mode and may be associated with a first base station that is associated with a first radio access technology (RAT) that does not support broadcasting of the content. The apparatus may be further configured to receive a release message from the first base station, the release message including redirection information indicating a second base station associated with a second RAT that supports broadcasting of the content, establish a connection with the second base station based on the redirection information, and receive the content from the second base station using the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tom Chin, Ajith Tom Payyappilly, Kuo-Chun Lee
  • Patent number: 11109442
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems, and machine-readable mediums for dynamically adjusting a network inactivity timer during user endpoint mobility states are disclosed. An exemplary system includes a radio network including one or more base nodes, a network controller and network resources allocable to user endpoints and communications therewith. The system further including a first one of the user endpoints co-located with a vehicle and configured to determine mobility state information in correspondence with travel of the vehicle and of the first one of the user endpoints, the first one of the user endpoints utilizing an inactivity timer to release network resources allocated to the first one of the user endpoints. The network controller of the system is in communication with the first one of the user endpoints to update a value for the inactivity timer in correspondence with network policy data and the mobility state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Erie Lai Har Lau, Guangtian Liu, Jessalyn Cheng, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 11102730
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for determining a per carrier additional maximum power reduction needed to meet emission requirements for dual carrier operation of adjacent carriers. A per carrier allowed additional maximum power reduction for a worst case allocation is determined for the dual carrier operation of the adjacent carriers of the different radio access technologies in absence of the shared scheduling information. The determination for each of the carriers for use with the different radio access technologies includes determining a total power reduction allowed for meeting emission requirements for each of one or more respective allocation ratios, and determining a fraction of a total power allocated to the carrier for each of one or more respective allocation ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Colin Frank
  • Patent number: 11101871
    Abstract: In a particular implementation, a method of wireless communication includes searching, at a user equipment (UE) having a first subscriber identity module (SIM) and a second SIM, transmit beams from a base station and receive beams from the UE to determine a subset of transmit beams. The method also includes storing indicators of the subset of transmit beams in a database accessible to the UE in response to the second SIM performing a particular operation that causes the first SIM to perform a tune away operation. The method further includes, after completion of the particular operation, performing measurement operations on the subset of transmit beams to select a particular transmit beam of the subset of transmit beams and a corresponding particular receive beam for attachment to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vishnu Namboodiri Karakkad Kesavan Namboodiri, Sandeep Kumar Aitha, Arnab Pal, Mohammad Ashraf